textile industry

Textile firms’ loans of Rs.35,000 crore to be restructured


August 8th, 2012 - 9:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Aug 8 (IANS) The government has directed public sector banks to restructure loans worth Rs.35,000 crore to textiles firms, which are facing financial problem, Minister of State for ... Read more...

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Bangladesh criticizes India’s ban on cotton export


March 8th, 2012 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, March 8 (IANS) Bangladesh's garment sector is likely to face difficulties following shortage of cotton as India, the region's largest producer of the item, has imposed a ban on ... Read more...

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Green process cleans up hazardous textile chemicals


September 27th, 2011 - 12:26 pm ICT by IANS
London, Sep 27 (IANS) A green process can clean up the most hazardous chemicals used in textile dyes, which are dumped into rivers and agricultural land, claims new research.Maria Jonstrup, ... Read more...

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China, Turkey, Korea keen to invest in Pakistan


August 1st, 2011 - 10:15 am ICT by IANS
Islamabad, Aug 1 (IANS) Chinese, Turkish and Korean businesses have shown keen interest in investing in Pakistan's "textile city" of Karachi, Prime Minister Yousuf Raza Gilani has said.Gilani said ... Read more...

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West Bengal plans textile policy review


July 23rd, 2011 - 7:35 pm ICT by IANS
Kolkata, July 23 (IANS) West Bengal Minister Manas Bhunia said Saturday that his micro and small scale enterprises and textiles department is planning to set up a committee ... Read more...

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Punjab offers incentives for new textile units


July 17th, 2011 - 9:40 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, July 17 (IANS) To attract textile companies to set up units in the cotton belt of southwest Punjab, the state government Sunday announced a comprehensive package of incentives for ... Read more...

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Mumbai textile worker now ‘best’ farmer in Ghana (With Image)


July 17th, 2011 - 1:35 pm ICT by IANS
Accra (Ghana), July 17 (IANS) Former Mumbai textile worker Harchavari Singh Cheema, who came to Ghana 40 years ago, is today a celebrated farmer and one of the most successful ... Read more...

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Maharashtra cotton farmers to meet Sonia on export ban


May 15th, 2011 - 9:08 pm ICT by IANS
Nagpur (Maharashtra), May 15 (IANS) A delegation of cotton farmers and farmers' widows from Maharashtra will meet United Progressive Alliance (UPA) chief Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi May 20, ... Read more...

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Silkworms can now produce coloured silk


March 12th, 2011 - 12:59 pm ICT by IANS
Singapore, March 12 (IANS) Researchers in Singapore have succeeded in making silkworms produce coloured silk, a media report said.Eight scientists from the Agency for Science, Technology and Research - a ... Read more...

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13 dead, 50 hurt in Pakistan suicide blast (Second Lead)


March 8th, 2011 - 2:09 pm ICT by IANS
Islamabad, March 8 (IANS) At least 13 people were killed and over 50 injured Tuesday when a vehicle packed with explosives blew up after it was shot at by security ... Read more...

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‘Brazilian blow-dry’ raising concern over health hazards


March 7th, 2011 - 2:23 pm ICT by ANI
London, March 07 (ANI): A hair straightening treatment - dubbed the Brazilian blow-dry- has raised eyebrows as it is leaving women with deep disturbing side effects.The Brazilian blow-dry, which is loved ... Read more...

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Gujarat textile honchos puts forward demands ahead of Budget


February 21st, 2011 - 7:37 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, Feb.21 (ANI): Textile industry honchos in Gujarat have put forward its demands and expectations ahead of the announcement of the federal budget.One of their demands is to reduce tax levied on ... Read more...

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Mukherjee assures support to growth of textiles industry


February 2nd, 2011 - 8:02 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Feb 2 (ANI): Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee today assured the textiles industry the Government's continuous support to upgrade technology, manufacturing processes and conducive policy environment to facilitate its ... Read more...

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Surat textile industry workers return home following closure of factories


January 29th, 2011 - 12:38 pm ICT by ANI
Surat, Jan 29 (ANI): Textile industry workers in Gujarat's Surat city are returning to their hometowns, after factories where they were employed closed down following a labourers strike over better wages and ... Read more...

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Cotton exports will not exceed 55 lakh bales: Maran


January 22nd, 2011 - 8:35 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Jan 22(ANI): Union Textiles Minister Thiru Dayanidhi Maran on Saturday indicated that not a single bale over the 55 lakh bales already approved for exports would be allowed to be ... Read more...

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Technical textile industry deserves tax sops: FICCI


December 26th, 2010 - 6:23 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Dec 26 (IANS) Growth-supportive sops, including tax incentives, should be given to exploit the huge potential of the country's technical textiles industry, which is in a nascent stage, the Federation ... Read more...

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New dye will end running colours in laundry


December 12th, 2010 - 6:06 pm ICT by IANS
London, Dec 12 (IANS) It is the bane of any laundry day - the stray red sock that finds its way into a load of white clothing leaving it an unintended shade ... Read more...

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Style, business, charity at Karachi fashion week (Curtain Raiser)


November 8th, 2010 - 6:50 pm ICT by IANS
By Shilpa Raina Karachi, Nov 8 (IANS) Pakistan's design fraternity is all set to take the country onto the international fashion week circuit with the second edition of PFDC Sunsilk Fashion Week (PFDC-SFW) ... Read more...

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Ahead of Diwali, Surat textile industry faces slump


October 24th, 2010 - 9:34 pm ICT by ANI
By Sanjeev AminSurat, Oct.24 (ANI): The textile industry of Surat in Gujarat well known across the country, is facing a slump despite high preparations for the upcoming festive season.According to the President ... Read more...

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Bangladesh wants ‘quota’ in Indian cotton export


October 22nd, 2010 - 1:00 pm ICT by IANS
Dhaka, Oct 22 (IANS) Bangladesh will demand a separate quota in India's export of raw cotton to ensure adequate supply for its garment sector, the prime foreign exchange earner of the country, ... Read more...

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India’s ban on cotton exports unnerves Pakistani industry (Lead)


October 18th, 2010 - 6:27 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) With India suspending its export of cotton, the Pakistani textile industry is worried, as it was banking on import of one million bales of the commodity ... Read more...

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Floods leave Pakistani textile firms in need of Indian cotton


October 18th, 2010 - 12:01 pm ICT by IANS
By Awais Saleem Islamabad, Oct 18 (IANS) Pakistan's textile industry, hit by a record hike in cotton prices following a massive crop damage in the recent floods, has become dependent on the import ... Read more...

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Nigeria calls for Indian assistance in ailing textile industry


October 8th, 2010 - 1:41 pm ICT by IANS
By Francis Kokutse Abuja, Oct 8 (IANS) Nigeria has sought Indian assistance to boost the country's ailing textile industry."The areas of assistance are pretty obvious. We are proud of your textile industry and ... Read more...

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Wool fibres make bricks ’stronger, more eco-friendly’


October 6th, 2010 - 5:11 pm ICT by ANI
Washington, Oct 06 (ANI): Spanish and Scottish researchers have made bricks that are stronger and more environmentally-friendly.They have added wool fibres to the clay material used to make bricks and combined these ... Read more...

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India to export 55 lakh bales of cotton in 2010-11


September 4th, 2010 - 5:05 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Sep 4 (IANS) The government will allow cotton exports of up to 55 lakh bales in the current financial year, Commerce Secretary Rahul Khullar said Saturday. "The approximate quantity of exportable ... Read more...

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NSL to enter branded apparel segment by Diwali


August 31st, 2010 - 6:26 pm ICT by IANS
Hyderabad, Aug 31 (IANS) NSL Textiles, which has built up a business with the concept of "Cotton to Clothing", will enter the branded apparel segment by Diwali, launching the "Constello" brand, to ... Read more...

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Textile industry suffers in Surat


July 21st, 2010 - 5:46 pm ICT by ANI
By Uday AdharvayuGandhinagar, July 21 (ANI): The textile industry in Surat, Gujarat, suffers due to lack of buyers.Inflation has severely curtailed the purchasing power of consumers, which in turn has hit ... Read more...

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Vimal launches anti-microbial treated, odour-free fabric


July 14th, 2010 - 8:27 pm ICT by IANS
Gandhinagar, July 14 (IANS) Vimal, the flagship textile brand of Mukesh Ambani-led Reliance Industries (RIL), Wednesday launched "DEO2", an anti-microbial deo-treatment that arrests growth of fungi and bacteria on fabrics, keeping these ... Read more...

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Marks and Spencer to open 50 stores in India in 3 years


June 30th, 2010 - 1:51 pm ICT by IANS
By Venkata Vemuri London, June 30 (IANS) British high street retailer Marks and Spencer (M&S) is to more than double its retail presence in India, targeting 50 stores in the next three years.M&S ... Read more...

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E China city refutes ‘world malware capital’ label


April 3rd, 2010 - 4:23 pm ICT by ANI
Beijing, Apr.3 (ANI): East China's Zhejiang province has rejected the tag of being the "world's malware capital.""It is technically impossible for hackers to launch large scale attacks from servers in Shaoxing city," ... Read more...

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Indian fashion show enthrals Argentinians


March 30th, 2010 - 3:21 pm ICT by IANS
Buenos Aires, March 30 (IANS) The first Indian fashion show in Argentina was a huge hit with Indian designs and colours enthralling designers and importers alike and opening the doors to the ... Read more...

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Indian jewellery and textile industries upset with General Budget


February 27th, 2010 - 1:57 pm ICT by ANI
Jaipur/Surat, Feb 27 (ANI): Finished jewellery makers of Jaipur and the workers working in the textile industries of Surat expressed their disappointment over the General Budget 2010-2011 presented by Union Finance ... Read more...

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Punjab to explore three-shift system in industry


February 13th, 2010 - 8:13 pm ICT by IANS
Chandigarh, Feb 13 (IANS) The Punjab government will examine the possibility of legalizing the three-shift system in the industry, as prevalent in Tamil Nadu, to increase productivity and ensure more employment opportunities ... Read more...

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Present day South Asian woes legacy of British Raj: Pak UK envoy


February 13th, 2010 - 5:04 pm ICT by ANI
Islamabad, Feb.13 (ANI): Criticizing Britain for the colonization of India and Pakistan, Pakistan High Commissioner to Britain Wajid Shamsul Hasan has blamed English rule for various problems confronting the region at present.Speaking ... Read more...

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Three state-run textile mills reopen after 30 years (With Image)


January 19th, 2010 - 8:33 pm ICT by IANS
Mumbai, Jan 19 (IANS) Textiles Minister Dayanidhi Maran here Tuesday re-opened three textile mills, which were lying shut for three decades and have been revived at a cost of Rs.73 crore. The ... Read more...

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